American tennis legend Andre Agassi, one of only two men to win all four majors and a singles Olympic gold medal, is backing squash’s bid to earn the lone open spot in the 2020 Olympics.
“Squash is absolutely one of the best, toughest sports,” Agassi told the World Squash Federation. “The Games would be proud.”
Agassi met and took a picture with 2012 NCAA squash national champion Ali Farag and Harvard teammate Haley Mendez to show his support for the sport’s Olympic bid after Agassi spoke at the Leadership Institute at Harvard on Tuesday.
He joins fellow tennis star Roger Federer, who was spotted holding the “Back the Bid” card with squash world champ Nicol David back in February, as well as Grand Slam champs Kim Clijsters and Stefan Edberg, who’ve also proudly supported the sport.
Squash will be up against wrestling, karate, wushu, sport climbing, wake boarding, roller sports, and a joint baseball/softball bid in an IOC executive board vote in St. Petersburg next month.